Enter a world where more 200 million years of history is brought to life. From majestic mammoths, to Saxon warriors, visitors to the Hull & East Riding Museum can look forward to an experience that is unique, educational and above all fun.
Begin in the Natural History Galleries which display our life-size model mammoth, Mortimer, as well as a hands-on fossil display. Then explore prehistoric Yorkshire from Palaeolithic people to the Roan invasion. Enjoy objects from the mysterious Roos Carr figurines to the impressive Hasholme boat, and take a stroll through our replica Iron-age village.
In the Roman galleries, discover stunning mosaics, such as the Rudston Charioteer Mosaic, as well as objects from ritual and dialy life in Roman Britain. Upstairs, the mezzanine houses treasures of the medieval period from the Anglo-Saxon to the English Civil War. Highlights include Anglo-Saxon burial assemblages, the Skerne Sword and medieval gaming boards.
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Hull & east Riding Museum is open bank holidays (excluding Good Friday), please see our website for Christmas opening times.
Admission to the Hull & East Riding Museum is free.
For information on accessibility please contact us or visit our website.
This tour will introduce the pioneering Victorian archaeologist John Robert Mortimer and his collection which forms the core collection of the Hull and East Riding Museum. It will explore J.R. Mortimer’s role in the development of archaeology and how his collection came to Hull. Free, Drop in